Around the Web this Week

Friday, June 20, 2008

These are two things I've come across on the web that have stuck with me this week.

Did you hear about the 17 high school girls in Massachusets who made a PACT to get pregnant?! And one of the fathers is a HOMELESS man!

Where are their parents? School officials say that 4 pregnancies is "normal" for the school. What the heck are kids learning today about relationships, sex and contraception? Obviously nothing at this school.

The Blogess wrote a great post on this.

Mommy's Martini had her son tell her that the teacher's at his preschool told another little boy, Ethan, that he "cried like a girl" and they were going to have to "change his name to Esther" if he kept on doing it. That type of ridicule coming from an educator (aimed at 4 year olds no less!) is irresponsible to say the least.

We look to the other adults in our children's lives to be role models and to support and uphold the values we teach at home, not undermine them with insulting, gender stereotyping comments. Head on over and offer her your advice on how to handle the situation.

*Today is the last day to win the discounted blog makeover, Starbucks and Target gift cards in my contest.


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